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Mergers and Acquisitions
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt attorneys are leading mergers and acquisition advisors, providing counsel to clients who are buyers, sellers, controlling shareholders, boards of directors, management groups, special committees, lenders and equity participants. We provide our clients with timely, cost-effective and integrated legal advice in the transactional setting.
Our lawyers routinely handle deals of all sizes. We regularly advise publicly-traded corporations, closely held and family-owned businesses, private equity firms, investment bankers, and other participants in the full spectrum of merger and acquisition transactions including:
- Public company mergers and takeovers
- Private company acquisitions and dispositions
- Tender and exchange offers
- Going-private transactions
- Leveraged buyouts
- Management buyouts
- Acquisitions and sales of subsidiaries, divisions and other assets
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances
- Spin-offs and roll-ups
- Recapitalizations, reorganizations and restructuring
- Takeover preparedness and defense
Our clients look to us for help in every aspect of a transaction, including due diligence and risk analysis, structure, documentation, financing, regulatory approval, and operational issues.
Our M&A teams readily draw upon the wide range of expertise of Schwabe lawyers in order to provide integrated advice and expertise on the wide range of issues that are often involved in M&A transactions including tax, real estate, environmental, litigation, intellectual property, international law, employment and benefits, executive compensation, D&O insurance and tort protect, regulatory matters, governance, immigration, antitrust, bankruptcy and products liability.
Our lawyers are equally experienced in post-closing aspects of transactions, including covenant review, environmental compliance issues and the prosecution or defense of claims under acquisition documents.
Schwabe provides industry-specific legal advice and counsel in M&A transactions to clients in a wide spectrum of industries including:
Banking and Financial Services
Food and Beverage